Slavery

Juneteenth celebration in 1900 at Eastwoods Park.
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The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a monumental yet often overlooked event in our nation’s history. On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Galveston Bay, Texas, were notified by Union troops they, along with all other enslaved black people in the state, were...Read More

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Putting White Supremacy on a Pedestal

These and other monuments matter because what we put in public space matters. At a moment of pronounced social and cultural tensions, we as historians, as public intellectuals, and as Americans, must ask difficult questions, seek new answers, and...Read More